Report: Asbestos Found in Children's Crayons, Toys
Your child's crayons and toys could be contaminated with asbestos.
Several brands of children's crayons and detective kits were found to contain microscopic asbestos fibers, according a disturbing report released Wednesday.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund partnered with two independent laboratories and found that four brands of crayons and two crime scene kits came back positive with trace elements of asbestos.
The dangerous material can cause inflammation and scar tissue in the lungs and may eventually increase the risk of breathing issues and lung cancer.
Contaminated crayon boxes included Amscan Crayons, Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Crayons, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons and Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce Crayons.
Contaminants were also found in the black fingerprint powder in the Edu Science Deluxe Forensics Lab Kit and the white fingerprint powder from the Inside Intelligence Secret Spy Kit.
"There is no safe level of asbestos for anyone," Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg said on "Fox and Friends Weekend." "It is toxic. It does cause cancer and can cause lung cancer. And it's microscopic, the fibers. So if you inhale them, you don't even know they're in these products."
"The bottom line is be safe. If you have these, I would get rid of them. Remove them from your home. And really, not to scare parents, but we just need to have better regulations, because asbestos at no level should be in children's toys."
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